[ih-nok-yoo-uh s] /ɪˈnɒk yu əs/
not harmful or injurious; harmless:
an innocuous home remedy.
not likely to irritate or offend; inoffensive; an innocuous remark.
not interesting, stimulating, or significant; pallid; insipid:
an innocuous novel.
having little or no adverse or harmful effect; harmless
unlikely to arouse strong feeling; insipid
Latin in- + nocere ‘to injure’
1590s, from Latin innocuus “harmless,” from in- “not” (see in- (1)) + nocuus “hurtful,” from root of nocere “to injure, harm,” from *nok-s-, suffixed form of PIE root *nek- “death” (see necro-). Related: Innocuously; innocuousness.
innocuous in·noc·u·ous (ĭ-nŏk’yōō-əs)
Having no adverse effect; harmless.
[ih-nom-uh-nit] /ɪˈnɒm ə nɪt/ adjective 1. having no name; nameless; anonymous. /ɪˈnɒmɪnɪt/ adjective 1. having no name; nameless 2. a less common word for anonymous innominate in·nom·i·nate (ĭ-nŏm’ə-nĭt) adj.
noun, Anatomy. 1. . innominate artery n. An artery with origin in the arch of the aorta and with branches to the right subclavian and the right common carotid arteries. Also called brachiocephalic trunk.
noun, Anatomy. 1. either of the two bones forming the sides of the pelvis, each consisting of three consolidated bones, the ilium, ischium, and pubis. noun 1. either of the two bones that form the sides of the pelvis, consisting of three fused components, the ilium, ischium, and pubis Nontechnical name hipbone innominate bone n. […]
- Innominate cartilage
innominate cartilage n. See cricoid cartilage.